Two days after police officers in Lexington, Kentucky, mourned the loss of a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck, Krispy Kreme delivered fresh doughnuts to officers from the Lexington Police Department. The photos quickly went viral, eliciting responses from other USA police departments and Krispy Kreme itself.
The investigation into the fire is ongoing as the cause is unknown.
The photos prompted other police forces across the USA to offer support.
"The Lexington Police Department has been blown away by the positive mesages and support received in the wake of the New Year's Eve Doughnut Truck Fire", police posted in a tweet thanking the company for the donuts and showing officers enjoying the treets.More news: Man stabbed to death 'by teenager' at Church of Scientology in Sydney
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"We are grateful to so many who helped ease the pain of a doughnut-sized hole in our hearts", the Lexington Police Department wrote on Facebook. "We hope you like sprinkles", the post of the police department quipped.
"Seeing their post, the logical reaction was to bring comfort to them in their time of sorrow, and the only kind of comfort we know is with great, delicious doughnuts", Dave Skena, the chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, told the Lexington Herald-Leader.
It's unclear how exactly the Krispy Kreme truck caught fire.